WARNING: Post contains salty language.
Okay, anyone who’s been following this blog for any length of time knows that I don’t think too highly of the TSA. (And by TSA, I mean all airport security.) Here’s just a little more fuel for that. Jesus people. THINK. Christ, did all the good agents end up leaving? Or do they just not work on the front lines? What is it? I’m assuming they exist…
Just to be fair, there are a few stories in here that aren’t horrible. It’s just… no matter what technology you’ve started using, when you lose the simple part of being *human* and making smart decisions, then you have a problem. Also, don’t be a mealy-mouthed shit. If you did something, cop to it.
Leaked DHS memo: Pornoscanners don’t work (Boing Boing) — No shit, Sherlock
TSA waste and corruption: the greatest hits (Boing Boing) — If only I could be bothered to look at all of this data for every agency. I’m sure I’d be more pissed off.
TSA orders baby off plane (Boing Boing) — Idiots
Airport vendors allowed to hire workers without full background checks (Security Director News)
Screwed by the TSA? Now there’s an app for that. (Boing Boing) — I should see if they’ve got an affiliate link or something, cuz I’m sure there’s a market.
TSA screeners in LA ran drug ring, took narco bribes (Boing Boing)
Global airport security expenditures expected to reach $45B by 2018 (Security Director News) — This is a big issue. This cannot be allowed to happen.
95 year old veteran and 85-year-old friend humiliated, searched and robbed at San Diego TSA checkpoint (Boing BOing) — See this? This is one of the reasons I argue that the terrorists are winning when we add security layers. We are living in “terror.” Fuck that noise.
TSA pilots new technology to catch fraudulent documents (Security Director News)
Why the DHS’s pre-crime biometric profiling is doomed to fail, and will doom passengers with its failures (Boing Boing) — Because sociopaths and mass murderers tend to be calm, cool, collected, and confident. They don’t *fucking trigger* the *warnings* because they *don’t feel the emotions* like the poor bastard with the flight phobia.
Why Airport Security Is Broken—And How To Fix It (The Wall Street Journal)
TSA waste infographic (Boing Boing)
TSA Blog boasts of nabbing soup smuggler (Boing Boing)